DEADLINES FOR CUSTOM BAG ORDERS:
US: December 4th
International: November 19th
SHIPPING DEADLINES FOR ALL ORDERS:
US: December 17th
International: December 5th
With the International Deadlines for custom orders and shipping coming up fast, I thought I’d take the time to mention a couple of options for our customers outside the US.
Here are two customer recommendations for shipping outside of the US. And I only give these based on customer referrals! Please do your own research before using one of these carriers. Both options are more expensive than using Regular Post, but if you want the peace of mind and the speedy delivery, it might be worth paying for. Porteen Gear has shipped about 50 packages through the MyUS company and I have not heard of any problems.
MyUs.com ships to over 200 countries using well known carriers. The idea is that you sign up and get a unique suite number that serves as an address in the US. They are slightly pricier than regular post but have a solid track record and fast shipping.
Door to Door delivery in 2-4 days
Complete Tracking all the way through.
They have won several awards including Exporter of the Year.
Live Customer Service.
Australia Customers, this one is for you! Australia has been Porteen Gear’s biggest selling country outside the US, with Canada, France and the UK coming in a close third.
I have heard form a couple of Australian customers that this new company is a great one to use!
Complete tracking all the way through.
Delivery in 5-8 business days.
Easy user interface with many options to watch and make changes to your delivery along the way.
Porteen Gear uses Regular Post
Porteen Gear ships international orders through the regular post. Although this turns out to be the most cost effective way available to ship outside of the US, the downside is that orders do not track once they leave our International Port Airports. (except for Canada whose post is compatible with the US).
Another possible delay is that customs offices can get backed up around the holidays and it can take 1-2 weeks to get a package. I do have to say that I have only lost two packages out of 9000 shipments. So the track record of reliability keeps me utilizing the regular Post.
Out of the carriers that do track, UPS, FEDEX and DHL. They charge huge prices, as much as $150.00 just to ship one camera bag for small companies like mine! That’s why I thought I’d refer a couple of different options. They obviously get bulk rate shipping deals.